Funding Opportunities for
Undergraduate Students
Native Forward Scholars Fund offers funding opportunities for undergraduate students including AS, BA and BS degrees in all majors, with special scholarships for STEM majors

Funding Opportunities for
Graduate Students
Native Forward Scholars Fund offers a variety of funding opportunities for graduate students including MA, MS, PhD, STEM, Medical, Law, MBA, and other professional degrees.

Aerospace Career Enhancement (ACE) Scholarship 2022-2023

Status: Closed

The purpose of the Aerospace Career Enhancement (ACE) Scholarship, in partnership with the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA), is to provide financial assistance to eligible American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduate and graduate students enrolled full-time at an accredited institution within Washington state’s public higher education systems. Applicants must have declared a major in engineering and other high-demand degrees that support professional and technical careers in the aerospace industry and be planning to enter a professional or technical career in the aerospace industry upon graduation.

The program will award two scholarships in the amount of $5,000 per academic year. This opportunity is a need-based award. Recipients with dependent children may be eligible for additional financial support of up to $5,000 to help cover childcare costs.

REQUIREMENTS

Students must meet the following requirements to be considered for this scholarship:

    • Be an enrolled member or a  descendant of a federally or state-recognized American Indian Tribe or Alaska Native group.
    • Provide proof of Tribal enrollment via a copy of their Certificate Degree of Indian Blood, Tribal membership card, OR a letter of enrollment/descendency from your Tribal enrollment office.
    • Be enrolled full-time at an accredited institution pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree within Washington state’s public higher education systems.
    • Declared a major in engineering and other high-demand degrees that support professional and technical careers in the aerospace industry and be planning to enter a professional or technical career in the aerospace industry upon graduation.
    • Possess an unweighted cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Questions:
For any further questions, contact our Scholarship Operations team at Scholarships@NativeForward.org.

APPLY HERE:
https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/84512-Native-Forward-Scholars-Fund

My whole life I really didn’t think that was in the cards for me and Native Forward Scholars Fund believed in me and was able to provide me with the support and the community to be able to study what I wanted and also know that I had a place within the science world.